If follow my workouts lately you know despite not running I have not stopped. I have goals and the only way I can make those goals happen is by working hard. My Instagram shows exactly how hard I have been working. I have also been participating in step challenges with my friends and I really kicked it up last week so I could win, which meant walking about 123,000 steps. I didn’t win, my friend Arleen did about 145,000, and this loss just made me more determined to win this week. Which means I have walked about 80,000 steps just since Monday.
This is a friendly competition between Arleen and I. We are both super competitive and from the outside it looks like we are insane and honestly that may not be far from the truth. I mean walking 30,000 steps in a regular day is not normal behavior, but neither one of us want to lose.
I hit my limit yesterday afternoon. I was just exhausted. Exhausted to the point where every bone in my body ached. I didn’t walk at lunch, I cancelled my nighttime workout and when I got home I just sat by the pool with a glass of sangria.
I laid by that pool for about an hour and a half and damn, it felt good. It was just what I needed. Some quiet relaxation time. At about 6 pm I did decide to try and run, now I know this defeats the purpose of rest, but I running is my therapy too. I tried to run last week and my gait was totally off, so I went to the chiropractor Tuesday and he realigned me. I felt rested and recovered so I figured why not give it a shot…..I only was setting out to do a half a mile.
It wasn’t perfect, but I can run and it felt awesome! I needed the rest and I needed to run. Resting helped my physically. Running helped me psychologically. Both are a form of R & R.
What do you do for R & R?